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Ten O'Clock News; John Kerry


Interview with John Kerry during his first campaign for a Senate seat. He discusses his motivation for becoming a national politician. He talks about the impact fighting in Vietnam had on him, and how the lessons from Vietnam are still relevant. He discusses public opinion about himself. He talks about the positives and negatives of campaigning. He talks about what he would like to do if he wasn't in politics, including producing a movie. There is some video dropout at the end.

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Ten O'Clock News

John Kerry

Series Description

NIGHTLY NEWS WITH CHRISTOPHER LYDON AND CARMEN FIELDS Began January 1976. Replaced evening news show EVENING COMPASS. Original host: Steve Nevas. Other anchors, Christopher Lydon (1977-91) and Gail Harris (1983). In 1980 - hour long. Ended in 1991.

(PREDECESSORS: Louis Lyons began news operations at WGBH in 1952. The News at 10 began in 1966. The Reporters premiered in 1970. The Evening Compass started in 1974.) Series release date: 1/1976



Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type


Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Veterans
Political campaigns
Politics, Practical
Kerry, John, 1943-
News Report
Kerry, John, 1943- (Interviewee)
Harris, Gail (Reporter)
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